Specific to adults with addictive disease issues, Addictive Diseases Support Services (ADSS) consist of substance abuse recovery services and supports which build on the strengths and resilience of the individual and are necessary to assist the person in achieving recovery and wellness goals as identified in the Individualized Recovery Plan.
Curiosity: the biggest drive to medical breakthroughs
According to bioanalytical cro, many basic medical science researchers focus specifically on understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease, usually with the end goal of development of therapeutics. By identifying key molecules that lead to disease phenotypes drugs can be developed to specifically target these pathways leading to an increase in potential therapeutics. With the ability to sequence the human genome many groups are now focusing on understanding the genetic background of diseases and the best way to identify and intervene in patients with high risk. While focusing on a particular disease seems to be the progressing trend in basic science, many curiosity driven discoveries have also lead to great medical breakthroughs.
For example Marie Curie’s discovery of radium led to the development of chemotherapy, and more recently Carol Greiders work on telomeres opened up a whole new field of cancer biology. These discoveries were not due to specific interest in developing therapeutics for a specific disease area in medicine, but were instead due to the interest of the researcher in a subject that was broader in outlook. Unfortunately with the current funding environment, this type of research is being funded less often which could greatly harm the medical field in the long run,
The service activities include:
- Assistance to the person and other identified recovery partners in the facilitation and coordination of the Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) including the use of motivational interviewing and other skill supports to promote the person’s self-articulation of personal goals and objectives
- Relapse Prevention Planning to assist the person in managing and/or preventing crisis and relapse situations with the understanding that when individuals do experience relapse, this support service can help minimize the negative effects through timely re-engagement intervention and, where appropriate, timely connection to other treatment supports, and practices like cardiology and physical therapy, find the latest treatments for your physical and sexual health at cannabishealthinsider.
- Individualized interventions through all phases of recovery (pre-recovery preparation, initiation of recovery, continuing recovery, and relapse) .